Suspected road-rage killer waives extradition
The Reno man being held on suspicion of his connection to a fatal road rage incident on July 14 waived extradition last week, yet is still awaiting transport from Washoe to Nevada County.
Matthew Neil Marbach, 31, of Reno, faces multiple felony charges for his alleged involvement in an automobile accident on Interstate 80 near the state line that killed Reno resident Raymond Garcia, 53, and injured his wife, 51-year-old Susan Garcia.
Charges include: one count of felony vehicular manslaughter, one count of felony hit and run, two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon (that weapon being an automobile), and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving resulting in bodily injury.
The alleged incident began, when for reasons unknown, Garcia and Marbach became involved in a “mutual combat situation,” taking turns swerving towards one another while heading westbound on Interstate 80, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Bromell.
The crash occurred three miles west of the state line when Marbach reportedly struck Garcia’s vehicle, causing him to lose control, the CHP reports states.
Garcia was killed instantly after his 1987 Isuzu pickup plunged over the side of the road into a ditch filled with boulders.
His wife sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Washoe Medical Center.
Marbach fled after the accident, however, witnesses provided a license plate number, as well as a vehicle and suspect description, which led to Marbach’s arrest at his Reno home two hours later, Bromell said.
As of late Tuesday, Marbach remained in custody in the Washoe County Jail.
If convicted, he could face up to six years in prison.
Bail has been set at $50,000.
Attorney Thomas Gill, of Vallejo, who will be representing Marbach, declined comment at this time.
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